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Australia's Labor government's new spending plan is getting mixed reviews. The budget includes a trust fund for education initiatives, with $10.5 billion for higher education infrastructure, but it also contains cuts for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.